Film Info: Weihnachtsfieber

Christmas Fever (Weihnachtsfieber)

Christmas Fever

It is Christmas. Hectic hustle and bustle in Berlin's shopping streets. Charlotte Becker, a tough TV presenter, comes up against the salesman Fritz Mauser who gives the word "loser" a new dimension. The two have nothing, absolutely nothing, in common. Mauser loves Christmas more than anything else. Charlotte loathes it and will give anything to be on the Maledives for the 24th. Unfavourable circumstances, though, dash her plans to escape the cult of Christmas as in previous years and they ensure that the paths of the dissimilar duo cross. Christmas is suddenly upon them when the two are forced to go through numerous hair-raising adventures together - and nothing will ever be the same again....


Paul Harather was born in Moedling near Vienna on 1965 and graduated in Production at the Film & Television Department of the College for Music and Performing Arts in 1991. Harather was production manager on 15 shorts during his studies at the film academy as well as Wolfgang Murnberger's Heaven Or Hell (Himmel oder Hoelle). His films include: Soltana (documentary short, 1988), Zwei Maenner und zwei Frauen (short, 1990), Die Buergschaft (short, 1990), Warten (short, 1990), Cappucino Melange (TV, 1992), Indien (1993), Autsch (TV, 1994), Christmas Fever (Weihnachtsfieber, 1997), Kleine Semmeln (1998), Frische Ware (TV, 1999), The Ragu Incident (2000), Geier im Reisrand (TV, 2000), Die Gottesanbeterin (2000) and Arabesken um Frosch (2001).
Genre Romantic Comedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 1997
Director Paul Harather
Screenplay Paul Harather
Cinematography Gernot Roll
Hansjörg Weißbrich
Ulrich Sinn
Cast Uwe Ochsenknecht, Barbara Auer
Producers Philip Voges, Mischa Hofmann
Production Company H & V Entertainment/Munich, in co-production with ProSieben/Unterfoehring
Length 90 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Sound Technology Dolby SR, Dolby Stereo
With backing from FilmFernsehFonds Bayern
German Distributor Concorde Castle Rock Turner/Munich

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